ELE || Cultural Literacy & Social Justice

Cultural Literacy & Social Justice

Challenge yourself to become an engaged, responsible member of society who understands your own privileges and respects the experiences of others. Options for this ELE abound, so students are encouraged to discuss their ideas with their Honors advisor or mentor to explore how their interests can match this requirement. Some recent efforts have been 

○     Participating in a diversity-oriented scholars program (McNair ScholarsEmerging ScholarsAdidas Leadership Scholars ProgramMulticultural Scholars Program, or the Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program

Reflection question: How has this experience enhanced your education? Please pay particular attention to the ways in which this experience forced you to evaluate your privileges and rethink the nature of your engagement in your community (locally, nationally, or globally).


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